Antique African Trade Beads in a Necklace with Large Rare Tabular Millefiori, Awale, Russian Blues, and Blue Antique Bohemian Round spacers.
This one-of-a-kind 25.5" long necklace is made of African Trade glass beads. It combines rare large purple and blue millefiori beads, Russian blues, small round blue antique Bohemian glass spacers, and small Awale sliced disk spacers.
The trade beads used in this necklace are old, dating to the late 1800s - early 1900s. They come from across Europe and are a piece of the fascinating history of the trade beads in Europe.
The large tabular millefiori hexagonal beads ranging from 23x25 to 25x230mm are rare large beads made in Venice in the early 1900s for the African trade. These are in excellent condition. The small disk-shaped Awale beads resemble chevrons but are not made with multiple layers. The ones used in this necklace are slices 3-5 mm long and 8mm in diameter. They date from the late 1800 to the early 1900s. The beautiful dark cornflower blue cylindrical Russian blues beads are of similar age (approx. 5.5 x 9.5 mm). They were made in Russia primarily for the Hudson Bay Trading Company and extensively used in the fur trade. And finally, the small Bohemian blue glass spacers were produced in Bohemia (now Czechoslovakia) for the African trade. The clasp is sterling silver.
Please note that the beads are old and have traveled from afar. There are some nicks and chips and shape irregularities are expected, although the beads are generally in excellent condition for their age.
Marvelous experience purchasing from this shop: beautiful necklace, great communication, and fast dispatch and delivery! Would absolutely shop here again!
I love my new necklace! Exactly what I was looking for - authentic vintage moroccan berber khamsa pendant and beads tastefully combined. Had also very good experience with contacting the store with an inquiry that was answered promptly and in satisfactory manner. Would not hesitate to purchase from this store again! Thank you.
I purchased it as a gift and got many thanks! It is simply beautiful
I liked my necklace in person even better than on the website! It's so well done! Attention to detail is unbelievable! And this is exactly what I look for in my jewelry: I like it when everything including a clasp is artistic and high quality! I am coming back for more...
This necklace is so tasteful. I bought it as a gift but decided to keep it for myself!
Mexican Amber and Dominican Blu Amber, necklace and earrings Set, is beautiful !!!
Very light! I like very much !!!
Many thanks Anna!
This review has no content.
Thank you so much my wife loved it better than expected.
first of all, WOW, I am really happy with this necklace, more than imaginable; CROSSROADS continue to spread your light and wings with these beautiful pieces. God Bless.
Happy Customer (:
Finally received the earrings and they do not dissapoint.
Pale pink coral that goes with my other necklaces and a lot more. Thank you for your extra effort.
This 18' necklace is the last of the set, and I am so glad that I purchased it. Is beautiful with the pink coral and the silver accents, is a combination that I can wear in different ways. Very satisfied with the workmanship and quality of these pieces. Thanks.
Gorgeous necklace, really excited to wear it for special occasions!
Just received my necklace, This is exactly what I need to start 2021. My favorite combination of colours : bright orange and dark green. Nicely done! This is not just to show it off on my black cashmere turtleneck, I can hold it in my hands , look at it and enjoy it.
Anna (seller) was very accommodating, answered my questions and provide extra pictures of the necklace for me. Thank you Anna!
I purchased a second necklace to add to a previous one from this seller. The craftsmanship and beauty of the coral and pearls combined with sterling silver gives it antique-like effect that I love. Fast shipping and impecable packaging. Thanks.
Beautiful and artfully designed necklace. Love the pearls and the silver combined with the coral. Fast shipping and great connection with the seller.